ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
How to Apply
Application followed by an interview, an
initial assessment and a diagnostic assessment on computer or IPad. You will
need to bring with you all documentation: ID, National Insurance Number, proof
of benefits, payslips and any certificates for qualifications you have
Content & Overview
Our ESOL courses give you the
opportunity to improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in
English. This will help you to apply for a job or improve your job
prospects, talk to doctors and teachers, find out about life in the UK, help
your children with their homework and engage in the community.
You will also
learn how to use computers and you will be able to take a new IT exam at the
Classes run regularly during the week & we
have morning, afternoon and evening sessions at different locations.
expected to attend every face-to-face class and online.
You have to be
punctual, arrive on time and stay for the full duration of the class. If you
have a problem and cannot attend, you have to inform your tutor or contact
customer services in advance.
This course is for adult speakers of other
languages who wish to learn or improve their English skills.
You will learn in a small group and you
will do speaking and listening activities, such as role-plays and discussions.
You will practise your reading and writing skills, improve your vocabulary and
pronunciation. You will also use computers and online learning platforms.
You will be expected to work between 1-2 hours
per week on activities at home, including using online platforms such as Google
Your learning and progress will be checked
using many methods – question and answer activities, observation, reading and
writing activities. You will receive constructive feedback and time to improve
and self-correct your work. There will be set dates throughout the year when you
will take Gateway ESOL exams in Reading, Writing and Speaking &
There are many learning opportunities with
Adult Education and Community Learning. You will receive advice and guidance
about other courses and careers. When you complete this course, you can progress
onto the next ESOL Entry level, Level 1 or Level 2 or Higher Education
You can participate
in non-regulated courses if you have a learning difficulty or you need more time
to get ready for an exam.
You will also be able to take a new Essential
Digital Skills Qualifications in using computers and the internet.
need to bring a notepad, an A4 lever arch file and a pen with you.